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2.1.1 The Configure script and its options

Quagga has an excellent configure script which automatically detects most host configurations. There are several additional configure options you can use to turn off IPv6 support, to disable the compilation of specific daemons, and to enable SNMP support.


Turn off IPv6 related features and daemons. Quagga configure script automatically detects IPv6 stack. But sometimes you might want to disable IPv6 support of Quagga.


Do not build zebra daemon.


Do not build ripd.


Do not build ripngd.


Do not build ospfd.


Do not build ospf6d.


Do not build bgpd.


Make bgpd which does not make bgp announcements at all. This feature is good for using bgpd as a BGP announcement listener.


Force to enable GNU/Linux netlink interface. Quagga configure script detects netlink interface by checking a header file. When the header file does not match to the current running kernel, configure script will not turn on netlink support.


Enable SNMP support. By default, SNMP support is disabled.


Disable support for Opaque LSAs (RFC2370) in ospfd.


Disable support for OSPF-API, an API to interface directly with ospfd. OSPF-API is enabled if –enable-opaque-lsa is set.


Disable building of the example OSPF-API client.


Disable support for OSPF Traffic Engineering Extension (RFC3630) this requires support for Opaque LSAs.


Disable support for OSPF Router Information (RFC4970 & RFC5088) this requires support for Opaque LSAs and Traffic Engineering.


Build isisd.


Enable IS-IS topology generator.


Enable Traffic Engineering Extension for ISIS (RFC5305)


Enable support for Equal Cost Multipath. ARG is the maximum number of ECMP paths to allow, set to 0 to allow unlimited number of paths.


Disable support IPV6 router advertisement in zebra.


Pass the -rdynamic option to the linker driver. This is in most cases neccessary for getting usable backtraces. This option defaults to on if the compiler is detected as gcc, but giving an explicit enable/disable is suggested.


Controls backtrace support for the crash handlers. This is autodetected by default. Using the switch will enforce the requested behaviour, failing with an error if support is requested but not available. On BSD systems, this needs libexecinfo, while on glibc support for this is part of libc itself.

You may specify any combination of the above options to the configure script. By default, the executables are placed in /usr/local/sbin and the configuration files in /usr/local/etc. The /usr/local/ installation prefix and other directories may be changed using the following options to the configuration script.


Install architecture-independent files in prefix [/usr/local].


Look for configuration files in dir [prefix/etc]. Note that sample configuration files will be installed here.


Configure zebra to use dir for local state files, such as pid files and unix sockets.

% ./configure --disable-ipv6

This command will configure zebra and the routing daemons.

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